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SUBSTITUTE NURSES

Start here to learn more about becoming a Registered Nurse - School Substitutes.  Registered Nurse -School Substitute application open from May 3, 2022 - May 17, 2022. 

Registered Nurse Sub Rate of Pay - effective 10-11-2021

Level of EducationFY22 Hourly Rate
AA Degree $31.29
BA Degree $34.64
MA Degree or Higher $36.03

SUBSTITUTES

Start here to learn more about becoming a Substitute Teacher and to apply March 21, 2022 - June 3, 2022, to attend a one-day virtual class. Several class dates are available.

Candidates must: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Submit to a criminal history background check.
  • Complete authorization for Employee History Verification forms.
  • Successfully complete the substitute training course
  • Observe in a school classroom a half-day to be completed between class day 1 and day 2 (directions will be given in class day 1).
  • Commit to at least 10 days of substituting per school year.

All employees of a public school system in Maryland are required to submit their fingerprints and undergo a criminal history background check. The State of Maryland charges the public schools a $60.00 fee for each set of fingerprints submitted. This fee must be paid by the substitute at the time the fingerprinting takes place.

Training Session Information

Classes are held at St. Mary's County Public Schools (Administration Building), 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 in the Board of Education conference room. **Training classes may need to change from in-person to virtual due to changes in Covid19 cases. This is decided class by class and you would be notified. 

Training SessionApplication DatesClass Day 1
9 AM to 3 PM

Class Day 2
9 AM to 3 PM

#1 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates.  August 12 - 28, 2021 September 3, 2021 September 10, 2021
#2  If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates.  September 20 -
October 4, 2021
October 15, 2021 October 22, 2021
#3 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates.  October 23 - November 6, 2021 November 12, 2021 November 19, 2021
#4 Virtual One-Day Class November 18 - December 2, 2021 Virtual Class on December 10, 2021 ----
 #5 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates. January 1 - 15, 2022 January 21, 2022 January 28, 2022
#6 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates. January 31, 2022 - February 11, 2022 February 18, 2022 February 25, 2022
#7 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you must attend both of the class dates. February 19 - March 5, 2022 March 11, 2022 March 18, 2022
#8 Virtual One-Day Class March 21 - April 3, 2022 April 8, 2022  
#9Virtual One-Day Class March 21 - May 2, 2022 May 6, 2022  
#10 Virtual One-Day Class March 21 - May 9, 2022 May 13, 2022  
#11 Virtual One-Day Class March 21 - May 30, 2022 June 3, 2022  
#12 Virtual One-Day Class March 21 - June 3, 2022 June 10, 2022  

FY2021 Pay Dates for Substitute Employees

Substitute teachers are hired to teach students in the absence of a teacher, on a daily or long-term basis. Preferred applicants have had some experience working with children. Substitute employees are paid every two weeks during the school year, based upon the number of days worked. 

Sub Rate of Pay - effective 8-20-2021

Level of EducationFY22 Substitute Hourly RateFY22 Long-Term/Dedicated Hourly Rate
HS Diploma/GED $12.50 $13.50
AA Degree $13.00 $14.00
BA Degree $14.00 $15.00
MA Degree and Above $15.00 $16.00

As a substitute, you can: 

  • Make a difference for the children of our community.
  • Gain experience in an educational environment.
  • Determine your own days and hours of availability.
  • Select the schools in which you want to work.
  • Be at home when school is not in session.
  • Maintain your status as a full-time teacher applicant.
  • Earn extra money while you are working part-time elsewhere.

 Essential Job Functions of Substitute Teachers

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher on a given day. Long-term substitutes may also be required to attend staff meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the public and deals with public relations problems courteously and tactfully.
  • Carries out written plans left by the regular teacher for the day's lessons and routines. Marks pupil assignments and classroom work according to school and teacher evaluation policies.
  • Records pupil absences according to school procedures.
  • Assumes the teacher's responsibility for the supervision of students in the building, on the grounds, or on field trips.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows school and division procedures for routines and emergencies.
  • Leaves a clear, written summary for the teacher of the work covered and other relevant comments.
  • During the planning period, performs duties as requested by the teacher or school administrator.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times: in the classroom, school site, administrative buildings, and in the community.